A Clockwork Orange

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE lures audiences into a glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of little Alex and his rebellious gang of Droogs is a ground-breaking classic of orgiastic ultra-violence and sexuality. As hauntingly relevant today as when Burgess’ book was published in 1962, and when Stanley Kubrick’s ground-breaking film caused a stir in 1971, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE is an unapologetic celebration of the human condition. The Guardian wrote that “Alexandra Spencer-Jones touches the dark heart of a piece that is as pertinent today as it was 50 years ago. Maybe even more so…with a charismatic swagger, the production sucks the audience in with an indie-pop soundtrack and a physical performance style that has an edgy contemporary punch.”

Widely considered a cultural landmark since its release in 1962, A Clockwork Orange has been declared one of the “100 Greatest Novels of All Time” by both Time Magazine and The Guardian, the latter deeming it “a stunningly original novel that opened many literary doors for the work of subsequent British writers…a volume bursting with linguistic energy that continues to startle and inspire generations of new readers.” Kubrick’s film, released in 1971, was an immediate hit with American audiences and critics, grossed over ten times its budget, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Direct from a sold-out, award-winning London run, director Alexandra Spencer-Jones’s electrifying, critically-acclaimed stage production of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, based on Anthony Burgess’ 1962 literary masterpiece, will have its New York Premiere this fall in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Jonno Davies, who led the London cast, will make his New York Stage debut in the lead role of Alex.

 

 

CAST

JONNO DAVIES (Alex DeLarge) Previous London theatre credits include Shakespeare In Love(West End), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dracula. TV and Film: Kingsman: The Secret Service, “Hollyoaks,” “Casualty” and “Spotless.” Jonno is delighted to make his New York stage debut.

JORDAN BONDURANT (offstage understudy for Dim, Frank, Minister, Chaplain, F-Me Pumps) Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Mamma Mia! Off-Broadway/other NYC: The Underclassman, A Wall Apart. TV/FILM: “Law & Order: SVU”, Think Like a Man 2. Can’t wait for my droogies to viddy this one.

JIMMY BROOKS (F-Me Pumps / Governor) delivered a charming standout performance this year in the film Bwoy opposite Anthony Rapp. TV credits include “Bluebloods” and “Power”. On a nice day, you just might catch him zipping through traffic on his longboard when MTA has forsaken him.

MATT DOYLE (Georgie) Broadway: The Book of Mormon (Elder Price), War Horse (Billy), Spring Awakening (Hanschen), Bye Bye Birdie (Hugo). Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Brooklynite (Trey), Jasper in Deadland (Jasper). National Tour: Spring Awakening (Melchior). Film/TV: Gossip Girl (Jonathan), Private Romeo (Glenn/Juliet).

SEAN PATRICK HIGGINS (Dim) Regional: Three Musketeers, As You Like It (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Pericles (Elm Shakespeare Company); The Liar, Much Ado, Romeo and Juliet, Shrew (Livermore Shakespeare Festival). Jerome L. Greene and Wesley Fata Awards. BADA. MFA, Yale School of Drama.

BRIAN LEE HUNYH (Frank Alexander/Dr Brodksy) Broadway: War Horse. Off-Broadway: The Light Years (Playwrights Horizons) The Threepenny Opera, Henry V, Lysistrata, Uncle Vanya (Jean Cocteau Repertory Co.), Measure for Measure (Epic Theatre Ensemble) Regional: The 39 Steps (Triad Stage); Fault (TheaterSquared); Auctioning the Ainsleys, A Single Shard (People’s Light & Theatre). Film: The Witches of Oz. TV: “Madam Secretary,” “Elementary.” BFA and MFA, Ithaca College and USD/Old Globe, respectively. People’s Improv Theatre Monday House Team.

MISHA OSHEROVICH (Pete) Previous credits include: Omen Road to Starrville (La MaMa), Twelfth Night (Marin Shakespeare Festival), Antony & Cleopatra (Virginia Shakespeare Festival), Henry IV (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse). Graduate of Montclair State University, BFA in Acting. @mishaosherovich

ASHLEY ROBINSON (Minister/Old Woman) Theatre: London- Floyd Collins, Casa Valentina, Merrily We Roll Along. NYC/Regional US – Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory, Giant, The Last Goodbye, Hair, Shakespeare’s R&J. Film/TV: Stan and Ollie, “Hate,” Fallen Souls. Writer: Lockhart, Fall of ’94. UNCSA Insta/Twitter: @ashgrits

TIMOTHY SEKK (Chaplain/Deltoid) New York: Avow. International: Jean Genet’s Splendid’s. Regional: Portland Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Acting Company, Shakespeare Theatre. Film: Alice Fades Away (upcoming). Select television: Odd Mom Out, The Affair, Elementary, Boardwalk Empire. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting.

ALEKSANDER VARADIAN (Marty/Warder) UK: Women Beware Women (dir: Alexandra Spencer-Jone), Roberto Zucco (dir: Susan Lynch), Titus Andronicus (LIPA), RENT (LIPA). Norway: Fear And Misery of the Third Reich (Ibsen Theater), Oliver Twist (Ibsen Theater – Tour). BA Honours, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

CREATIVES

ANTHONY BURGESS (Author), 1917-1993, was a writer, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. He is best known for his dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange, but altogether he wrote thirty-three novels, twenty-five works of non-fiction, two volumes of autobiography, three symphonies, hundreds of other musical works, and thousands of essays, articles and reviews. Born John Burgess Wilson in Manchester, England, he later lived in Malaya, Malta, Monaco, Italy and the United States. One of the most important literary figures of the latter half of the twentieth century, his books are still widely read all over the world. www.anthonyburgess.org

ALEXANDRA SPENCER-JONES (Director) is also the Director of Gobsmacked! Worldwide Tour. She is Artistic Director of the theatre company ACTION TO THE WORD with which her A Midsummer Night’s Dream recently premiered at the National Theatre and her Dracula played the Arts Theatre London. She won the MTM:UK award for Best Emerging Artist for the writing and direction of Constance & Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams which played at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Other credits as Director: Our Lady of 121st Street (Stratford Circus), All Day Permanent Red (Royal Court), RENT (Birmingham Hippodrome), Cloud 9 (Birmingham Crescent) and The Priory (Birmingham Crescent).

JAMES BAGGALEY (Lighting Design) James has lit Clockwork since its first outing in 2009, with his other work for Action To The Word including Constance & Sinestra, Titus Andronicus, Agamemnon, and The Merchant of Venice. He is Strategy Director at Made Media and trustee of the UK based charities Stagetext and Potential Difference Theatre.

EMMA WILK (Sound Design) Emma Wilk is an NYC-based sound designer. Recent credits include: Raisin (APAC), The King Stag (The New School), Lost Voices (HERE Arts Center), Miss Oriental (Glicker-Millstein), Big River, Gypsy, Quartet, (Sharon Playhouse), Gorey (HERE Arts Center), Visiting Hours (TheaterLab), The Way We Get By (American Theater Group). emmamwilk.com

JENNIFER A. JACOB (Costume Coordinator) Jennifer is thrilled to be a part of the Clockwork company! In NYC she has designed for APAC and the Fringe Festival, as well as being an assistant on numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. She is on the costume staff at the Metropolitan Opera. Education: KU and UNC-CH/PRC.

GLENN GREGORY & BERENICE SCOTT (Original Music) Glenn Gregory and Berenice Scott have worked as Afterhere for 5 years. Glenn is lead vocalist with Heaven 17, Berenice a multi-instrumentalist and singer from London. Together they compose compelling and provocative music for Film, Television and Stage and have completed an album of original songs for release 2018.

STEPHEN GABIS (Dialect Coach) Selected Broadway/Off Broadway: On The Shore Of The Wide World, Present Laughter, The Price, Indecent, Love, Love, Love, Incognito, Shining City, Yen, Heisenberg, Punk Rock, Macbeth, The 39 Steps, Once, Doubt, Jersey Boys, The Weir, Coram Boy, Outside Mullingar. Selected Film: Spotlight, Bernard And Doris, Across The Universe.

ADDISON HEEREN (Prop Master) Addison is the Resident Prop Master at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. A few past prop design credits include Pericles (Public Theater), A Room of My Own (Abingdon), Abigail’s Party (Barrow Group), Dolphins and Sharks (Labyrinth), The Golden Bride (National Yiddish Theater), and Three Sisters (HC Lab).

STEWART/WHITLEY (Casting) Duncan Stewart CSA & Benton Whitley CSA. Broadway/NY: The Great Comet, On the Town, Pippin, Chicago, La Cage, Radio City Spectacular, Curvy Widow, As You Like It, Stuffed, Carnegie Hall West Side Story. Tours: Finding Neverland, Into the Woods, The Bodyguard, Elf, Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music. Numerous regional theatres. Artios Award-winning. Stewartwhitley.com

LIBBY JENSEN (Production Manager) Recent credits: A Wall Apart (NYMF), The End of Longing (MCC), Sweetee (Signature), Street Children (Vertigo Theater Co), Among the Dead (Ma-Yi), Sagittarius Ponderosa (NAATCO), Turn Me Loose (Westside Theater), Double Falsehood (Letter of Marque). Resident PM at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. www.libbyjensen.weebly.com

VANESSA DODGSON-THOMAS (Production Stage Manager) West End: School of Rock, Aladdin, Beautiful- The Carole King Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, Grease, Billy Elliot, The Woman In White, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Punchdrunk: The Drowned Man- A Hollywood Fable (London), Sleep No More (Shanghai).

LILLY DEERWATER (Assistant Stage Manager) Selected Credits: Off-Broadway: Turn Me Loose (Westside Theatre), The Qualms, Placebo, Grand Concourse (Playwrights Horizons), Double Falsehood (Letter of Marque), Empire Travel Agency (Woodshed Collective), The Messenger (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: Rules of Seconds (LATC), Destiny of Desire (SCR), Benefactors (BTG).

KELLY ANN GRAY (Company Manager) Thrilled to be a part of A Clockwork Orange. Credits include Jersey Boys (Broadway, Las Vegas, Tour), IF/Then (Tour), Matilda (Tour), Wicked (Tour) and Goodman Theatre. Thank you to Martian Entertainment. Love to MK.

GLYNIS HENDERSON PRODUCTIONS (Producer) Glynis Henderson Productions produces, general manages and represents a variety of theatre, comedy and music productions. The company specializes in introducing unique and exciting new work to international audiences and international work to the UK.  Glynis is an original producer of STOMP and has tour booked and managed the show worldwide. Other work GHP has produced and managed worldwide includes BLAM, Ennio Marchetto, Lost and Found Orchestra, A Clockwork Orange, Dracula, James Rhodes, Tubular Bells, Yamato Drummers of Japan, and Gobsmacked. www.ghmp.co.uk

GLYNIS HALL (Executive Producer) Executive Producer of A Clockwork Orange and Director of Glynis Henderson Productions. Glynis formed her company in 1990. It specialises in producing and promoting unique theatrical work. She is passionate about work that can tour globally, having toured productions to more than 50 countries across the world. Her earliest projects, Stomp and Ennio Marchetto, are still going strong. She is delighted to bring A Clockwork Orange to New York after its initial season in Edinburgh 2012 and seasons in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Norway and London.

MARTIAN ENTERTAINMENT (Producer/General Manager): A Tony Award-winning firm run by Carl D. White, Gregory Rae, and Tyrus Emory. Credits include: The Normal Heart (Tony Award); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award); Kinky Boots (Tony Award); Priscilla Queen of The Desert; Gore Vidal’s The Best Man; BARE the musical; [title of show]; Potted Potter; Naked Boys Singing!; Altar Boyz; Immediate Family; and many others. Film/TV projects include the feature film musical “Hello Again”, and the award-winning TV pilot “Sox News.” Upcoming: A Confederacy of Dunces; Home Street Home; The MAD Show; Found; and The Lightning Thief. www.MartianEntertainment.com

ABA UK/MATTHEW GREGORY (Producer) Recent credits include The Play That Goes Wrong (Australian Tour), and in London: Waiting for Godot and What the Ladybird Heard. In Hong Kong and Singapore: The Woman in Black, Avenue Q, The Merchant of Venice feat. Jonathan Pryce, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew (all with Shakespeare’s Globe), Insane in the Brain, The Gruffalo, Seussical the Musical, The Witches, Horrible Histories, Potted Potter and the annual family extravaganza KidsFest.